JLL’s Living in London: An Essential Guide for New and Experienced Residents

31 March 2009

Living in London: An Essential Guide for New and Experienced Residents

Living in London is a definitive how-to guide for a successful international move to London and a great resource for those who have made London their home for many years.  Founded 28 years ago and now in its 10th edition, Living in London is the perfect way to get up to date information on moving to and living in London.

While there are many relocation guides on the market, Living in London differentiates itself from the others in that it contains recommendations from Junior League of London members – women who have made the transition to London and want to share their insider tips and experiences with newcomers.  No company or resource has paid to be mentioned in the book and all recommendations come from JLL members.

With a wide variety of topics included in the book, Living in London appeals to both expatriates preparing to move to the city from overseas as well as seasoned residents.  Chapter topics include everything from moving, housing, and banking, to transportation, schools and utilities.  A chapter specifically about children includes tips on the British healthcare system, baby care products, and entertainment, while the one on cooking includes information on basic culinary staples in the UK, a glossary on food terms as well as conversion tables for measurements and temperatures.  Everything is included in this guide, whether you want to move to a new area of the city, change banks, find a new route to work or if you are starting from scratch in setting up a home. In total, the book has 18 chapters and 450 pages of useful information.

Anyone who is planning a move to, or already makes London her home should own the Living in London book.  The book can be purchased on the Junior League of London’s web site (  We sell a significant percentage of the guides to relocation agents and UK companies that hire expatriates, as both find it a helpful tool for their new employees and a great way to give to charity.  The league is always looking for ways to expand sales of the book, which historically has been the second largest source of income for the league.  Any suggestions for new sales opportunities are welcome and can be sent to the Living in London committee at the email address above.

About the Junior League of London

The Junior League of London is a UK registered charity comprised of women committed to promoting voluntary service, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. A member of the Association of Junior Leagues International and active in London since 1978, the JLL has over 400 volunteer members who provide more than 20,000 hours of service to the community each year through dedicated programmes that support its vision of eliminating poverty and its effects in London. The JLL raises funds through a book for recent arrivals to the capital called Living in London, a week-long shopping event in the Spring (6-15 March 2009) called London Spree, a holiday fair entitled Boutique de Noel (12-13 November 2009), corporate giving, grants and membership subscriptions.
To learn more about the Junior League and its community projects, to buy a 2009 London Spree Card, to purchase a copy of Living in London, or to find out about the JLL’s next New Members’ Course for volunteers – visit or phone the Junior League office on 020 7499 8159.

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